Support services for communities impacted by the Inland Rail Project
August 19, 2019
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has acknowledged that the Inland Rail Project creates uncertainty for landowners and communities and that planning being undertaken for the Border to Gowrie (B2G) section of Inland Rail can be stressful.
ARTC, as part of their Social Investment Program, have committed funds to deliver the ‘Inland Rail Community Wellbeing Partnership’ to support communities impacted by the Inland Rail project. ARTC is partnering with the Darling Downs and West Moretom PHN in delivering on its commitment to support these communities.
Lives Lived Well and Richmond Fellowship of Queensland have been commissioned to deliver Beyond Blue’s NewAccess program to residents of Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim who have been impacted by the Inland Rail Project. New Access is an early intervention program of Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (LiCBT), designed for people experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety.
Lifeline Darling Downs South West Queensland have been commissioned to deliver training to Community Consultative Committee (CCC) members to act as gatekeepers, trusted advocates and linkers of Inland Rail affected community members and their families to PHN stepped care and mainstream mental health services. Training will be offered in Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Ipswich locations.
Furthermore, Lifeline Darling Downs South West Queensland have been commissioned to deliver three community awareness raising events to the Toowoomba (Pittsworth), Scenic Rim (Peak Crossing) and Lockyer Valley (Gatton) LGAs. The aims of the Community events are to build community resilience, raise awareness of mental health supports, destigmatise mental health, as well as provide service information.
For more information contact:
New Access: 1300 971 309
Lifeline Darling Downs South West: 1300 991 443